The extra information collected in the long form census is anonymous and confidential. How is that an invasion of privacy?
The failure is that Harper was found in contempt of parliament; he misrepresents the Westminster system to the public; he shuts out the press; and he flouts Elections Canada’s rules. He is anti-democratic. And he was re-elected.
His re-election is also the result of a failure of democracy in terms of the flaws of the first-past the post system; that getting under 40% of the popular vote is enough to get a majority.
Thank you to everyone who sent us messages of support encouraging us to continue with this blog. We have decided to keep The Harper Government going. However, there will be some changes to the blog and how it is run.
- We have other things going on in our lives that will have to take precedence now that the election is over. We will not be able to keep up the same frequency of posting as we did during the election. To make up for this we really encourage our followers to submit macros.
- We would also like to get other people involved as contributors and/or to help maintain the blog. If you’re interested, send us a message as an ask.
- Besides keeping up to date with the bad stuff Harper does, we also want to actively promote the good stuff the other parties do. We plan to do this by posting links and articles related to that, but also by posting macros of the other party leaders with positive messages. I’ve updated the exploitable page with macro images of Jack Layton and Elizabeth May, and links to Meme Generator. I’ll add the Liberals once they choose a new leader.
- I’ve also added a different, higher quality macro image of Stephen Harper that uses a more recent photo.
There may be other changes as well, but that’s all I can think of for now.
From Womanist Musings, “How Does Disableism Factor In Today’s Election”:
Hey, Canadian readers, today is election day. I’m expecting that most of you who read my blog are already Dippers, Liberals, Greens, or independents. So you probably will not be surprised to learn that Conservative MP James Moore has given us yet another reason to not vote Conservative. It appears that the charming Mr. Moore believes that autism is not a real disability, that we are in fact, a “special interest group”.
Anyone else reminded of America’s Sweetheart, Michael Savage, saying a near identical smear against autistics, only with more colourful language?
Yes, it’s a common trope. Because some of us (not all of us by the way) can talk, go to college, live on our own, drive a car, it must mean we’re all faking that disability stuff. Take away all our silly accessories, give us a good talking-to and possibly physically assault us, and we’ll hop right into productivity, start talking, and not need any assistance whatsoever! I’m just faking it! I totally am capable of being neurotypical, if I just try!
Enough bitter joking. The truth is, I am genuinely frightened that people like him have power over my soon-to-be home. Autistic people regularly have to contend with bullies….
Though we’ve hit on many issues on this blog, we haven’t said anything about the impact of the Conservative government on people with disabilities. Thanks, jedimastermurderouskillerbitch for the submission; which helps fill the void.